class=”” src=”http://baristanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/buzz-aldrin-e1466166412977.jpg” alt=”Reminder! Buzz Aldrin Is In Montclair Tomorrow, Friday, September 16″ width=”409″ height=”278″ class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-244337″ />Mt. Hebron Middle School will be renamed officially for Montclair’s own man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, on Friday, September 16th, and the astronaut will make several stops around town and celebrate with two great events open to the public.
The official dedication of Buzz Aldrin Middle School will take place at 9:30 a.m. on the front steps of the school. Buzz Aldrin will be there, along with visiting officials and dignitaries. The event is free and open to all. (There will also be an in-school assembly for BAMS students and faculty only, in the morning just before the dedication.)
Because of the dedication, Bellevue Avenue between Norwood Avenue and Park Street will be closed between 8 a.m. and noon.
That evening there will be a dedication celebration, Party on the Moon…Like It’s 1969, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Commonwealth Club, 26 Northview Avenue. Buzz Aldrin will make a special appearance at 8 p.m.
This out-of-this-world fundraising party will feature fabulous food, an open beer/wine bar, a DJ and auctions. It is open to adults only. Come in casual attire, or wear your best red, white and blue! Tickets are $50 a person and are available here.
Funds raised will go towards school STEM programs. If you cannot attend, but would like to make a donation, you can do so by check. Mail to Buzz Aldrin Dedication, care of MFEE, 100 Chestnut Street, Montclair NJ 07042. Please write Buzz Aldrin Dedication in the memo field.
After the dedication, but before the party, Buzz Aldrin will visit Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital, where he was born in 1930. The Hospital has just announced a new STEM Partnership with the school district. He will get a private tour of the hospital’s newly revamped OB-GYM Department.
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